ROCKPORT — DaPonte String Quartet’s November series, “All A-Twitter,” which feature Beethoven’s Op.132, will be performed Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Rockport Opera House.
This piece is included on the Quartet’s recent CD, Pathways to Healing. The piece has been called a haunting treasure, and it is one of the string quartets composed by Beethoven late in his life, according to Dapont, in a news release. He had been deaf for many years and some people speculate that the music of his inner ideas was even stronger during this late period.
Also up on the November program are Haydn’s masterpiece - Op. 33, (nicknamed “The Bird”), which features bird-like tone painting and gypsy influences.
Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No. 8, with its Asian influences will close out these concerts.
“The comfortable balance in this program that the DaPonte String Quartet chose is sure to peak your interest and perhaps introduce you to a piece that you have not yet heard the DSQ perform,” said Dapo
November - “All A-Twitter”
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet Op. 33 No. 3 (“The Bird”)
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Rondo – Presto
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014) String Quartet No. 8 (1969)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132 (1825)
Assai sostenuto – Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Alla marcia, assai vivace